Nov 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
removal of mohamed morsi. since then, the u.s. has sent hundreds of millions in aid. >> the u.s./egypt relationship should not be defined by assistance, and there are much bigger issues that matter to us and concern us and define the relationship. >> conner powell now has more. >> reporter: secretary of state john cakerry arrived in cairo a described the turbulent times. and kerry insisted today that the united states is both a friend and partner to egypt. this was kerry's first trip to egypt since the military over through the democratic elected leader. morsi will stand trial beginning tomorrow. and the white house has cut a large part of the u.s. military and financial aid to egypt because of undemocratic reforms, and some of the secular groups that backed the military coup six months ago turned on the government in cairo saying they are not doing enough to restore democracy, and kerry struck an upbeat tone today saying he sees signs the military will restore democracy in the near future, and there are fears the man behind the coup will try to run for president. >> conner, thank you.